Have to say that i felt for you and the merlin, having ridden a full susser for the first ever time i was thinking on a few of the descents that i was very wise not to bring the fully rigid explosif...
Sorry I couldn't chat for long but the pizza was calling and we were on a bit of a schedule in order to get up to the merida..
All good training for the MM though, come on the Pee Wee's ..
(I have posted on the meets forum about my training ride and our encounter.)
MTB - 1989 Ritchey Ultra , 1990 Explosif, 2001 Santa Cruz Superlight
Road - 1984 Koga Miyata Gents Racer, 2009 Pegoretti Duende
Wanted - 1" black quill stem with cable stop.
'It doesn't get easier, it just gets faster' - G Lemond " Everything in life's a race mate" - G Farmer